Vietnam will suspend all inbound international flights to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country, the government said in a statement on Saturday.
“(Vietnam) will suspend all the flights carrying foreign passengers to minimise the number of people coming to the country,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in the statement, without giving a time frame.
The flag carrier Vietnam Airlines earlier announced it was suspending all international flights until at least April 30 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Flights to Southeast Asian destinations including Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar were suspended from Saturday. Flights to Britain and Japan will be halted from Monday, and services between Vietnam and Germany and Australia will be stopped from Wednesday.